Relining the Brake Shoes
From Practical Motorist and Motor Cyclist June, 1954

Whilst this article is not specific to the pre-war Austin Seven it may provide extra information, and/or clarify, that which is available from other sources.  Articles specific to the Austin Seven are in sections of The Austin Service Journal; and those written by our members are in Technical Articles.

NB: As this is a specialist task it is strongly recommended that you use the services of a Brake Reline Company if you are not entirely sure of, or skilled in, the process.  Brake Reline Companies often advise glueing and rivetting.  If the shoe is not properly rivetted it may soon slip and cause a problem on the road.

Brake Reline 1


Brake Reline 2


Please note: The technical advice and information given in this article is that of the original author and the publication cited.  The Cornwall Austin Seven Club, its officers and members do not necessarily endorse the advice given in this article, and do not accept any liability for loss, damage or injury from persons acting upon that advice.  Anyone following the advice given in any of these articles, shall be deemed to have accepted this statement.

Our technical members are only able to answer questions relating to the Austin Seven (1922-1939) and may not be able to answer any questions arising from this article as they may have developed their own method of undertaking the work.


See also:

Brake shoe problems